Arjun Atwal fought tough conditions and fatigue to keep share of lead

India's Arjun Atwal in action on the first day of Indian Open 2010 held at Delhi golf club in New Delhi *** Local Caption *** India's Arjun Atwal in action on the first day of Indian Open 2010 held at Delhi golf club in New Delhi. Express photo by RAVI KANOJIA. New Delhi Dec 2nd-2010
Vastavam web: Arjun Atwal fought tough conditions and fatigue to keep a share of the lead with a battling three-under-par 68 at the end of the third round at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open here.Atwal, a former Asian Tour number one and captain of the Asian team for next month’s EurAsia Cup, enjoyed a solid front nine 32 before adding his fifth birdie on hole 14. He was ahead by one-shot heading into 18 but missed a four-foot par putt to finish on 13-under-par 200 at the Heritage Golf Club.
Other Indians in the fray — Shiv Kapur, who has two wins this season, moved up to T-12 with a fine round 68 and is six behind the leaders, while Gaganjeet Bhullar (67) moved up to T-24 at 5-under. But SSP Chawrasia (73) slipped from T-13 to T-28 at 4-under.Talented Filipino Miguel Tabuena birdied the closing two holes to stay one-shot behind the leaders following a round of 67. He shared the third place with South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli, who also birdied the last hole for a 68.De Jager shot 67, highlighted by two birdies in each half, to charge into contention at the 1million (approximately USD 1.07 million) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and Sunshine Tour.